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Cheval d’Or

Disregard what is written on the window of Cheval d’Or’s elegantly-preserved red façade, for what restaurateur Florent Ciccoli (of Jones and Café du Coin, among other endeavors) and chef Taku Sekine (of Dersou) have created on a quiet side street near the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is not a Chinese restaurant. Cheval d’Or is, rather, a tasteful and welcoming luxury small-plates restaurant offering a delicate synthesis of pan-Asian and Parisian cuisines, more middle ground than Middle Kingdom. 

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Toyo

Practical information

Address: 17 rue Jules-Chaplain, 75006
Nearest transport: Vavin (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday; Open Monday for dinner only; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 43 54 28 03
Average price for lunch: 40-59€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French, Japanese & sushi, Fusion
Website   Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “Just next door to the Poissonnerie du Dôme, often cited as the best fishmonger in Paris, Toyo has great ingredients (plus meat from Hugo Desnoyer and vegetables from Joël Thiébault).”

Patricia Wells (2011) “The streamlined 35 and 45 euro lunch menus offer just enough choices…He offers tiny rectangles of perfectly cooked merlan (whiting) showered with flakes of salty bottarga (dried, salted mullet or cod)   set upon a bed of giant cepe mushrooms…”

Le Figaro (2010) “Sept séquences pour un menu se faufilant dans les saveurs les plus subtiles…L’ensemble fonctionne avec une rare précision.”

L’Express (2010) “…dans l’épure claire de ce vestibule blanc et bois, au comptoir de préférence, pour la vue dégagée sur les manoeuvres virevoltantes d’une brigade en plein coup de feu…”

Food Intelligence (2010) “…la qualité et la précision des grandes tables Tokyoîtes pour une cuisine d’inspiration plutôt française.”

Le Figaro (2010) “Une gastronomie émotionnelle, précise…Fragile comme dentelle sur kimono.”

Photo courtesy of Patricia Wells

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